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1 "Santiago de Cuba"
Box Very Good 
Extraordinary group of ten original "postcards" with mixed media artwork depicting the sights of Santiago de Cuba. N.d., 1950s. With each folk art-y depiction of a monument, building or the like there is a combination of wafer thin pieces of wood pasted down and watercolors and pen and ink applied directly to the card. On to the wood is applied inkwork as well. The sights include the Jose Marti monument, the Abel Santa Maria monument, the cathedral, the Moncada, the Pdre Pico stairs, the Castello del Morro, the Diego Velazquez balcony, the Plaza de la Revolucion Antoni Maceo, the Granjita Siboney, and the City Hall. Homemade box, with faux wood panels -- the faux finish is carried over to the interior of the box as well -- alligator trim and card label made to look like sign nailed down. We would guess that the cards and box were made by a local artist for sale to a visitor, but we can't say for sure that they were not made by an enthusiastic, talented tourist. Either way, does it really matter? Somehow, to the whole production, something of the improvisational, original and quirky spirit of Cuba itself is captured! The box measures 14 by 12 by 2 cm. The cards are 13.5 by 10 cm. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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2 Noticias biograficas de la enana alemana Doņa Elena Briggs, la muger mas chiquita del mundo
Havana 1857 Wraps Good 
8vo. 32 pp. The biography of Ellen Suter Briggs, which the booklet asserts was the smallest woman in the world. Briggs was born in Germany in 1821 and immigrated with her father to Ohio in 1830, soon afterward embarking on a career as a touring circus attraction. The Spanish language pamphlet describes her friendship with Major Stevens and Tom Thumb and concludes with several pages of translated press notices from American newspapers. The curious thing about Briggs is that we have been unable to find any record of her career in English or other sources. The pamphlet is manifestly scarce, with no copies turning up on OCLC, Palau or other references. With an inserted photograph of Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton) and his wife Lavinia Warren Stratton. Lacking front wrapper, with rear worn. Soiling to the title page. Moderate dampstaining. The bottom corner, final leaf, cut out, with slight loss of text. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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3 Standard Guide to Havana. A Complete Handbook for Visitors, With Maps, Illustrations, Historyu, and an English-Spanish Manual of Conversation
Havana and New York Foster & Reynolds 1907 Wraps Very Good 
8vo. 19 by 12.5 cm. 144, 70 pp. With many photos of sights and people of Cuba, and a fold-out map. Also an abundance of ads for Cuban businesses and services as well as mainland U.S. hotels. Wear to the spine, with lower two inches of it missing. Internally tight and clean. Fold-out map in lovely condition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 Carleton, George W. Our Artist in Cuba. Fifty Drawings on Wood. Leaves from the Sketch-Book of a Traveler, During the Winter of 1864-5
New York Carleton 1865 First Edition Pebbled Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 16.5 by 11 cm. viii, 50 pp., each with a comical illustration or two. Charming, if arguably Rascist. Probably capturing very well the common impressions of the tourists of the era, with noisome insects, heat and other afflictions sabotaging the pleasure of the visit. A clean, fresh copy, with the lightest of wear. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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